Iran: Prisoner, Fayegh Ahmadi executed at Sanandaj Prison

Aug. 11, 2020, 7:08 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 11, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for “murder during a mass dispute” was executed at Sanandaj Central Prison, after spending 13 years on death row.

According to Iran Human Rights, a man was executed at Sanandaj Central Prison this morning. His identity has been established as 39 year old Fayegh Ahmadi.

An informed source told IHR: "Fayegh Ahmadi had been arrested and sentenced to death in 2007, on charges of murdering his friend during a mass dispute."

Yesterday, IHR reported the execution of another prisoner, Keyvan Rezagholi, on death row on similar charges and warned of the upcoming execution of Fayegh Ahmadi this morning.

At the time of publication, the execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the)domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, on the death penalty in Iran, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.